Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
is not there. i work a lot with a historically black college in mississippi. what we're building down there is an institute for modern slavery studies. if that voice is not put into all of this, it becomes an exercise in displacement and the revocation. that makes me and nationalist about the story but i want to tell about history here. when i was at the freedom center, standing at the wine bar, talking to two african american bartenders, they asked me why i was down there. i said and working for the national underground railroad for the center. their first reaction was, we don't care about that place, because they have moved away from our story. >> it is a much easier story to tell, but it does not challenge people. >> thanks. now you're doing research at a wine bar. i don't get it. [laughter] >> nice to meet you all. the one comment i would like to throw out there, bringing the survivor perspective into the discussion. the idea that these women did not see themselves as -- we served 500 people who have experienced what we're talking about today. there of all different descriptions.
Jan 27, 2013 1:00am EST
do this on the eastern seaboard, the gulf coast, the mississippi delta region, and the earthquake region. we are not and do not need to read about the wheel, either. all of these things have been done and we can continue to do it. on the jersey shore, and i know it is a much bigger area, being a mayor from the jersey shore, just coming from there this morning and talking to people on the ground, these are our needs. now we have to figure out how we match them to the policy, funding, and resources that are coming. i have had this experience several times, one of those christmas tree lights out in the yard and get them all throughout the bushes and down to the last strand, and you end up with two of the same, because you were not paying attention and they will not plug into each other. we want to make sure these resources and this funding and this will plugs into the needs of the people who need it. we are frustrated, we are tired , we are waiting, we want to read old. we understand, we certainly do, practically no one who think we will just rebuild exactly what we did. we understan